Be registered as a "permit worker" with Local 110.
Be dispatched to a job site through Local 110.
Do a good job while at work.
Register with the Alberta Apprenticeship Board to become an "indentured" apprentice (unless you are already a ticketed Journeyman Insulator).
Get the membership application from your Job Steward or download from this site.NOTE: the application is 2 -sided- print off both sides.Have three Journeymen Insulators agree to sponsor you by signing your application.
Obtain the required physical examination (unless you are already a ticketed Journeyman Insulator).
Give the completed application to Dan or Stacy at the Training Centre. Cut off date is the 2nd last Friday before the next meeting.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
Applications are reviewed by the Business Manager and/or a volunteer committee of Journeymen.They review the applications and tentatively accept or reject the applicants. Journeymen members are advised of these applicants at General Membership meetings and can object to or confirm any acceptance or rejection. A vote among members present will then be held. These meetings are held on the second Saturday of most months (except July and August). If you are accepted as a member, you receive notice from the Union Hall explaining the next steps.
What If I am Not A Journeyman And Not an Indentured Apprentice?
Your application will not be voted on. You must be an indentured apprentice to apply for apprentice member status. Your apprentice status is confirmed by the Union Hall before putting your application to vote.
What If I Have Questions About the Membership Application?
You can talk to your Job Steward. You can ask Journeyman Insulators. You can call the Training Centre if your questions cannot be answered by these people.
Working dues are $35.00 per week. Non-working dues are $5.00 per week.
ATTENTION- INTERVIEWS AND ORIENTATION FOR PERMIT APPLICANTS ARE HELD ON MOST WEDNESDAYS AT 9AM AT THE EDMONTON TRAINING CENTRE. YOU MUST CALL 780-44-6832 TO REGISTER OR CALL403-243-1234 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IN CALGARY. ALL INTERVIEWS MUST BE DONE IN PERSON.
Non-members are known as "permit workers" because they sign a permit allowing Local 110 to find work for them. This permit costs $10.00 (the administration fee for processing) valid for 1 year until the permit worker becomes a union member. Permit workers are expected to apply for union membership within 90 days of first being dispatched by Local 110.
How Can I Become A Permit Worker?
Applicants should provide the following documentation in order for their application to be considered:
1. A valid driver's license
2. Proof that you are able to work legally in Canada- a birth certificate, proof of naturalized citizenship, a landed immigrant Permanent Resident card or a work visa
3. A copy of a high school diploma, GED, university, college, or technical school diploma or certificate, or a grade transcript showing completion of a minimum of Grade 10.
4. A work history or resume with names, dates and locations of previous jobs.
You must also:
Be at least 18 years old
Pass a pre-access drug and alcohol test if you are referred by Local 110 to a job
Have reliable transportation
Be able to speak, read and comprehend English- YOU WILL BE TESTED